Protocol #5 - Daniel Zauderer Art and Technology Protocol...

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Daniel Zauderer Art and Technology Protocol #5 The protocol reading that occurred upon the commencement of the 4/7/08 seminar had as its main topic of focus the logical tautologies Heidegger often utilizes in his texts, such as “world words” and “stillness stills.” These, the writer of the protocol noted, would be looked upon by a logician as “empty tautologies.” He proceeded to note, however, that for him, the tautologies were not at all empty. Rather, they illustrate the unity of subject and object (the topic of my last protocol). Or, at least I thought they illustrated the unity of subject and object. Now, upon an objection from a student, I realize that this description is missing the point. For Heidegger, I now realize, would want to avoid the terms subject and object. Why? Because, in the past, when people have talked about subject and object, they have had a tendency to move towards objectification—exactly what Heidegger wishes to avoid. In Heidegger, we need to break away from the realm of philosophy that leads to objectification. In other words, we
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